OLLI News from Bradley University
December 11, 2018   asses
There's Still Time to Sign Up for
These OLLI Winter Classes!

Ceramics from the Ground Up (Class #2)
Tuesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 10
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Heuser Art Center (includes transportation)

Join Bradley professor of art and ceramics, Randy Carlson, for an introductory experience in understanding the materials, vocabulary, technical, and aesthetic factors associated with ceramics.

The Total Percussion Experience (Class #8)
Tuesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 10
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Dingledine Music Center (includes transportation)

Want to develop a new appreciation of percussion?  Join us as we see, hear, and experience playing different percussion instruments from Peggy Bonner, percussionist and affiliate instructor of music at Bradley University.  

The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication (Class #29) Wednesday, January 9 and Friday, January 11
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Bradley University Michel Student Center

The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication at Bradley University is the first named sports communication school in the nation.  You won't want to miss this OLLI class taught by Paul Gullifor, Bradley professor in Sports Communication.

Join us for OLLI in January and February. You can register online  , or call Bonnie or Gwen if you have questions.

Don't Miss These Winter Study Groups

Revisiting Eyes on the Prize (Study Group #3)

Tuesdays, January 15 - February 19
9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St.

Return to the Civil Rights years to learn the perspective from the point of view of the ordinary men and women who were involved - facilitated by Kurt and Keith Butterfield.

Making a Video: The Cheap and Easy Way
to Remember Vacations and More (Study Group # 13)
Tuesdays, January 15 - February 19
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Join veteran news anchor and now study group facilitator, Tom McIntyre, to learn how to create your own home videos easily!

Earth, Wind, Water, and Waste - Environmental Sustainability (Study Group #4)
Wednesdays, January 16 - February 20  
1:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St.

Facilitated by Jason Haupt, an energy and environmental stewardship educator, this study group will discuss the human impacts on the environment and ways to use and preserve it.

You won't want to miss participating in these OLLI study groups in January and February. You can 
register online , or call Bonnie or Gwen if you have questions.

OLLI Insider: Your Questions Answered

Dear OLLI Insider,

One of my friends said they entered OLLI's registration lottery for a trip to Chicago to see Hamilton.  Can I win a free trip to Hamilton?

Hopeful Hamilton Fan

Dear Hopeful Hamilton Fan,

The good news is that OLLI does have a registration lottery for Hamilton, but it is not a lottery for a free ticket.  

Instead, it's a lottery to help us equitably manage the high demand for our most popular programs - like the Hamilton performance or our upcoming multi-day trip to Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks.  While we are delighted that these trips are so popular, they each have more registrants than we can accommodate.

In these lotteries, we collect the registrations (but no money) from all interested participants, and then we randomly draw the number of registrations that are equal to our capacity.   

OLLI Insider

OLLI Insider   is a weekly article that addresses questions from our members.  If you have a question about OLLI you'd like featured in an upcoming edition, please email  continue@bradley.edu .
Upcoming OLLI Events

December 2018
January 2019
Dec. 24 - 31 Holiday Break
Bradley University Offices Closed
Jan. 1, New Year's Day, Bradley University Offices Closed

Jan. 8 - 11, OLLI Winter Classes, Bradley University Michel Student Center

Jan. 15, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Learning Trip Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center

Jan. 16, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Spring Registration SocialBradley University Michel Student Center Ballrooms

Jan. 17 and 31, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Study Group Committee MeetingsPeoria Next Innovation Center

  Hilltop Happenings
Graduation Ceremony Steps Off This Weekend

Mid Year Commencement
Saturday, December 15
9:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
Bradley University Renaissance Coliseum

Bradley University will honor its graduates at its mid year commencement ceremony  for undergraduate and graduate students this Saturday.  Parking is available in the Parking Deck located on the southwest corner of Main and Maplewood (900 N. Maplewood).  Tickets are not required to attend this event.

Congratulations to our newest graduates of Bradley University!

  Beyond the Hilltop
Fine Arts Society to Host Girard Lecture 

The Serious Play of Alexander Girard
Thursday, December 13
10:00 a.m. (social time 9:30-10:00 a.m.)
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

Alexander Girard, also known as Sandro, was a leading designer and architect in the mid-twentieth century. He worked across multiple disciplines, including industrial design as well as interior, furniture, and textile design. He and his wife were also enthusiastic collectors of folk art. This lecture by Monica Obniski of the Milwaukee Art Museum will highlight Girard's playful designs and his use of folk art.

Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.   For more information, visit the  Fine Arts Society website , or call (309) 692-1858.  

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum
Peoria Speaks Program Returns 

Positive Health Solutions (PHS)  - Mission and Services
Presentation by Lisa Roeder
Thursday, December 13
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Peoria Public Library North Branch

For this month's edition of Peoria Speaks,  the presenter will be Lisa Roeder, Supervisor of Medical Social Services at Positive Health Solutions (PHS). PHS is part of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria and provides a range of health care and support services for area residents living with HIV/AIDS.  Lisa will provide background information about PHS's mission, history, and services, and then the floor will be open for questions and discussion.

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Peoria Public Library at (309) 497-2186

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